Featured Speaker – Kristy Whittaker, Sales Team Leader, KeyBank

Kristy Whittaker is the Great Lakes Sales Team Leader in the Business Resource Center. Kristy’s responsibilities include leading the Great Lakes Team, as well as partnering with credit, consumer and business banking segments to develop strategy, process and programs.

Kristy joined Key in 2013 as a Small Business Relationship Manager in Cleveland where she was awarded Presidents Club. She joined the Business Resource Center at its inception in April of 2015 as a BRC RM supporting branches and clients in Maine, Vermont and Cleveland. Most recently, Kristy was recognized as Partner of the Year for 2017 in Cleveland, which also won Market of the Year.

Prior to joining Key, Kristy worked for Fifth Third Bank where she led her district in the workplace banking program. This is where Kristy developed her passion for Small Business.

Kristy graduated from John Carroll University with a B.A. in Political Science. She is an active member of the Cleveland chapter of WELD, whose mission is to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities it serves. The majority of Kristy’s free time is spent with her daughter, Kaitlyn. They are both avid fans of Cleveland sports and love taking advantage of the great restaurants and natural parks the city has to offer.

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